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The Center for Higher Education (zhb) is a central unit of the TU Dortmund University.
In 2006 the University established the Department of Organizational Studies, Continuing Education & Social Management in order to conduct teaching and research on organization, knowledge management, and research of higher education.

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9th International Conference of the Dutch HRM Network in Utrecht

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01.10.2015 – Uwe Wilkesmann will present the paper "Different ways of governing deviant academics and a disregarded institution" at the 9th International Conference of the Dutch HRM Network (12-13.11.2015) in Utrecht.


Cher 2015 in Lissabon

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01.10.2015 – Sabine Lauer, Christian J. Schmid and Uwe Wilkesmann give a talk at the Cher conference (7-9 September 2015) in Lissabon on "(Self-)Governance of Academic Teaching. How to Effectively Improve Overall Teaching Performance at German Universities."


New article published

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23.09.2015 – Uwe Wilkesmann (2015): Transformationale Governance von Lehrkulturen an Hochschulen - Empirische Evidenz von zwei Hochschultypen in Deutschland. In: Langemeyer, Ines; Fischer, Martin & Pfadenhauer, Michaela (Hrsg.): Epistemic and Learning Cultures. Wohin sich Universitäten entwickeln. Weinheim: Juventa: 96 - 114.


New article published


16.06.2015 – Christian J. Schmid & Uwe Wilkesmann (2015): Managerialismus an deutschen Hochschulen - Ein empirisches Stimmungsbild und Erklärungen. Beiträge zur Hochschulforschung 37 (2): 56-87.


New Publication


16.06.2015 – Maja Apelt & Uwe Wilkesmann (2015): Zur Zukunft der Organisationssoziologie. Wiesbaden: Springer VS


New article published


28.04.2015 – Uwe Wilkesmann & Sabine Lauer (2015): What affects the teaching style of German professors? Evidence from two nationwide surveys. Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft 18 ( DOI 10.1007/s11618-015-0628-4 ).


EGOS 2015 in Athens


23.03.2015 – Christian J. Schmid, Sabine Lauer and Uwe Wilkesmann give a presentation at the EGOS Tagung in Athens from 2 to 4 July 2015: "Who cares (and how to take care about academic teaching)!? The impact of individual 'teaching heroes' within German universities."


DGS Spring Conference Organizational Sociology


17.03.2015 – 7 - 8 May 2015
DGS Spring Conference Organizational Sociology
Non-profit organizations - without boundaries into the future?


Talk at the University of Bath


02.11.2014 – Uwe Wilkesmann gives a talk at the University of Bath: "Intrinsic and internalized modes of teaching motivation - Influences of transactional and transformational governance"


Talk at the Chinese University of Hong Kong


02.09.2014 – Sabine Lauer and Uwe Wilkesmann present during their lunch talk at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on Monday 15. September research results about universities rankings.




10.04.2014 – Maxie Wilkesmann and Uwe Wilkesmann give a presentation at the 14. EURAM conference at the University of Valencia: "Knowledge transfer in hospitals as second level management".


new research project

Federal ministry

07.03.2014 – new research project about "transformational governance of academic teaching".
The project's main focus explores the possibilities of transformational governance of academic teaching from the organizational point of view, i.e. what can the university as organization do, to improve the status of academic teaching. In a first step we are conducting qualitative interviews which form the basis for a quantitative survey at the end of 2014. There our prime concern is to get a better insight to your university's teaching culture while talking to preferably various academic and non-academic actors that execute different roles within the university context and show a high affinity for academic teaching. Our interview guideline is - in a non-strict manner - capable to adapt to university- and job-specific characteristics. The research project is termed for three years and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).